Parkes situated in Central West NSW is a thriving community situated in almost the geographical centre of New South Wales. The region incorporates Peak Hill, Trundle and Tullamore and nowdays it is famous as the home of ‘the dish’ - the Parkes Radio Telescope and the much-loved Parkes Elvis Festival held the 2nd weekend of January each year.
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Parkes is a four-hour drive west of Sydney - travelling through the Blue Mountains, Bathurst and Orange.
Parkes  experienced a brief but spectacular boom during the gold rush before it matured as the centre of a rich agricultural district.  Much of its fortune goes back to visits in 1873 & 1893 by the Premier of NSW at the time, Sir Henry Parkes.  The town (once Bushman's) was re-named to Parkes in his honour and the main street was named after his wife Clarinda.  Other streets are named after his sons.
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Peak Hill - stop awhile and experience the Peak Hill open cut gold mine, visit the Big Fish Fossil Hut and travel through the Goobang National Park.
Parkes Observatory - Parkes Radio Telescope, Visitor Centre and The Dish Cafe.
It was the influence of Sir Henry Parkes that routed the main western railway line through Parkes. 
Being situated at the cross roads of the Newell Highway, connecting Melbourne and Brisbane and the transcontinental railway linking the east coast to Adelaide, Perth and Darwin, Parkes is one of hte most significant locations in the future of transport and logistics in Australia.

It is a thriving community situated in almost the geographical centre of New South Wales.
Nowdays it is also famous as the home of ‘the dish’ - the Parkes Radio Telescope and the much-loved Parkes Elvis Festival held the 2nd weekend of January each year.
Sir Henry Parkes Statue - Parkes Central West NSW
Sir Henry Parkes Statue - Parkes Town Centre
WELCOME to Viva Las Parkes - the Parkes Elvis Festival.
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Tullamore in Central West NSW  is well known for its Irish heritage and the fantastic annual Tullamore Irish Festival, held on the last Saturday in March, annually.
Trundle in Central West NSW, offers visitors the unique experience of the Australian bush and fair dinkum Aussie hospitality. The Trundle Bush Tucker Day!!
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Dubbo is a vibrant centre in the Orana region in the heart of New South Wales situated at the junction of the Golden, Mitchell and Newell highways, straddling the Macquarie River.
Tullamore is well known for its Irish heritage and the fantastic annual Tullamore Irish Festival, held at Easter each year.
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Parkes NSW one of 18 regions in the HIGHWAY WEST, family of NSW Town web sites.
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The Peak Hill Gold Mine has been re-developed as a tourist attraction with 5 modern open cuts, guided and self guided tours, walking trails, native flora and fauna and spectacular views.
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PARKES PICNIC RACES:
Held annually in Parkes at the Parkes Showground - June Long Weekend -
Fashions, fun and festivities and loads of entertainment.
Parkes Picnic Races
TRUNDLE BUSH TUCKER DAY :
Annually 1st  Weekend in September  Trundle Showground - bush music, bush stalls & a fiercely contested bush cooking competition making it a great family day out.
Trundle Bush Tucker Day
PARKES PICNIC RACES:
Held annually at the Parkes Showground - June Long Weekend - Fashions, fun and festivities and loads of entertainment,
PARKES ELVIS FESTIVAL: 
2nd weekend in January annually -  various locations/venues around Parkes - more than 9,000 visitors and fans visit Parkes to join in the festivities and fun over the five day program.
Parkes Elvis Festival
Parkes Picnic Races
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